Free Guided Walking Tour: Royal Klang Heritage Walk

1. tourist guide Jasmin leads a group for the walk
1. tourist guide Jasmin leads a group for the walk

If you find yourself in Klang over the weekend and looking for something interesting to do, may I suggest that you participate in the Royal Klang Heritage Walk, a free guided walking tour, that will make you look at Klang town with renewed eyes.

2. Royal Gallery Sultan Abdul Aziz
2. Royal Gallery Sultan Abdul Aziz
3. Jasmin shows the then and now
3. Jasmin shows the then and now

The walk is jointly organised by Tourism Selangor Sdn. Bhd. and Klang Municipal Council. Available on Saturday and Sunday mornings from 9am, each walk is limited to a maximum of twenty people. If you are coming in a larger group, you are required to write in formally to Tourism Selangor Sdn. Bhd. prior to your tour.

4. the former Chartered Bank
4. the former Chartered Bank
5. Royal Klang Club
5. Royal Klang Club

Registration for the tour begins at 9am, with the walk commencing at 9.15am. The starting point is the Sultan Abdul Aziz Royal Gallery. Depending on the pace of the participants, the tour requires at least 1.5 to 2 hours to complete.

6. Alam Shah Palace
6. Alam Shah Palace
7. Church of Our Lady of Lourdes
7. Church of Our Lady of Lourdes

There are six guides who capably conduct this tour. I was surprised when I learned that the average time required for a guide to pass the special test to conduct this Royal Klang Heritage Walk is one year. It is that difficult with many facts to memorise!

8. Klang Convent School
8. Klang Convent School
9. Tengku Kelana Street (Little India)
9. Tengku Kelana Street (Little India)

In Malaysia, there are only six heritage walks, including Ipoh Heritage Walk and Georgetown Heritage Walk. However, this walk in Klang is the only “royal” walk in the country.

10. Indian Muslim Mosque Tengku Kelana
10. Indian Muslim Mosque Tengku Kelana
11. Sri Nagara Thendayuthapani Temple
11. Sri Nagara Thendayuthapani Temple

The Royal Klang Heritage Walk takes participants to eleven landmarks. They are:

1) Sultan Abdul Aziz Royal Gallery
2) The former Chartered Bank (now Chennai Silk Sarees)
3) Royal Klang Club
4) Alam Shah Palace
5) Church of Our Lady Lourdes
6) Klang Convent School
7) Tengku Kelana Street (Little India)
8) Indian Muslim Mosque Tengku Kelana
9) Sri Nagara Thandayuthapani Temple
10) Klang Fire Station
11) Gedung Raja Abdullah (warehouse)

12. Klang Fire Station
12. Klang Fire Station

Check out my photos taken sometime in January 2017. Although these buildings were erected in the late 1880s or early 1990s, they are still so well maintained. That’s why I highly recommend this walking tour to friends for a glimpse of the heritage of Klang, Selangor.

13. Gedung Raja Abdullah
13. Gedung Raja Abdullah

For further information, contact:

Tourism Selangor (Product Department) at +603-55132000

Persons in charge:
1) Mr Md Saad Mahsah (Project Manager)
2) Mrs Sarimah Hashim
3) Mr Mohd Izzul Izzat

Email: product@tourismselangor.my

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With love

12 thoughts on “Free Guided Walking Tour: Royal Klang Heritage Walk

  1. Walk tour is one of my favorite hobby. I always enjoy listening to old stories behind those buildings, parks and bridges before it became famous. And most of the time, you could only hear it from the people who are living in the place for many many years.

    If I’m in Klang, I would definitely not pass this opportunity!

  2. Walk tours is the way to go for a better glimpse of local life. I’m always taking walk tours while traveling and this one seems quite fun.

    Wendy

  3. I’ve never tried the Heritage Walk in Klang before, only the one in KL. And I felt like I just had to have a shower by the end of it. Haha. Umbrella or a hand fan is a must when doing these heritage walks.

  4. we will dock in klang at 11:00 am on March 30 aboard NCL Jewel. How do we register for you walking tour?

  5. Hi Anthony,

    Since Jewel will be here overnight, you can do the walk on Sunday morning, the 31st.

    Do send an email to: product@tourismselangor.my

    If you are participating as a group, one person has to take down everyone’s names and register en bloc.

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